11/29/2011

CO2 from Geneva to Durban

With Global Warming ever more obvious, emissions of CO2 are being discussed in Durban, South Africa, and here in Geneva. Attending the Geneva discussions is possible with a minimum of CO2 emissions!

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11/25/2011

Cook's tours in danger?

In England "Cook's Tours" has long been synonymous with package holidays. However, the tour operator is in financial trouble, with its shares nosediving. Geneva airport could be affected.

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11/18/2011

TGV or air: a link

The death occurred recently of Roger Tallon, a former pilot and industrial design pioneer who created the look of the French high speed trains (TGV) that compete with aircraft in Europe.

 

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11/16/2011

Tout Compte Fait exposes easyJet!

On a day when easyJet announced increased profits and bookable seats, the consumer magazine explains how their prices explode in flight! The airport publicity was even more deceptive!

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Noise at the airport

Normally a Tuesday is a quiet day around the airport, but not yesterday. 100 decibels average and 111 decibels maximum can give one more than an ear ache!

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11/14/2011

A singer from Turkmenistan?

Yesterday's visit by a Government jet from Turkmenistan was the latest in a series of visits from that country. Maybe the presidents wanted to sing together: I would suggest a Sinatra classic!

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11/13/2011

Remembrance Sunday : life and death in the air

In churches in English-speaking countries, today (13 November) is the occasion of a service of Remembrance. It can make us think about life and death in the air.

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11/11/2011

11 November: we remember

Today  11 November, was first known as Armistice day, but has various names in different countries. On it we remember many people, some of whom displayed enormous courage.

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11/07/2011

Can you solve a crossword clue?

Today, 7 November 2011, the Times crossword is number 25000. One of the clues is "Very soon call for less noise: jet's back in airport" (7 letters): can you solve it?

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11/04/2011

A Summit in Azerbaijan

Two visits by aircraft from Azerbaijan, with one of the two being a big and very new Boeing 767-300, might be related to a Summit just held there.

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11/03/2011

easyJet: a complaints channel?

When an easyJet Switzerland flight operates very late, perhaps we need to contact the Managing Director and CEO, since he may be an official British Consular Warden in Geneva.

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11/02/2011

A LOT of difficulty landing

The LOT Polish airlines which did a belly landing in Warsaw made news yesterday. Another LOT aircraft to Warsaw, from Geneva, turned back last Saturday.

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11/01/2011

Christmas shopping trip?

On the Geneva English radio it was reported that flights from Switzerland to New York are heavily booked, in part for Christmas shopping trips.

Self-interest 1 : Ecology 0 !

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